"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
The Golden Shower Method.

Lots of runaway disk-bound processes on our OS X Server earlier, so I killed them. The machine killed my shell and network latency started oscillating between 1ms and 9000ms. Then it rebooted itself.

21:24 <@bda> [root@sobek]:[~]# vim
21:24 <@bda> E575: viminfo: Illegal starting char in line: b0VIM 6.2
21:24 <@bda> Hit ENTER or type command to continue
21:24 <@ejp> rjbs: bda has shame?
21:24 <@bda> That's new.
21:24 <@rjbs> bda: delete viminfo
21:24 <@ejp> (moded cows)++
21:25 <@bda> I did.
21:25 * bda isn't dumb. :(
21:25 <@bda> I just don't know what that means is all.
21:25 <@rjbs> (modded cows)==
21:25 <@rjbs> bda: it means you need to delete viminfo
21:25 <@bda> k.
21:25 <@rjbs> bda: viminfo gets corrupt every once in a blue moon
21:25 <@bda> ah.
21:25 <@bda> Well. The machine rebooting itself would definitely cause that.
21:25 <@bda> Though, unfortunately, it does it far more often that once in a blue moon.
21:32 < solios> :|
21:33 <@ejp> maybe you shouldn't pee on it every full moon then?
21:37 <@bda> Naw. It needs it.
21:38 <@bda> Or it won't grow.
21:39 < solios> hahah
21:40 <@ejp> and suddenly I undestand all your computer problems.

November 4, 2004 9:42 PM

you have to delete the ~/.viminfo file

Posted by: Carnegie Bacelar at January 15, 2005 1:57 PM
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